MAR­KET CLO­SURE DE­LAYED

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Front Page - By ROSANNA CAN­DLER

SU­BI­ACO Sta­tion Street Mar­kets will open for the last time on Au­gust 2, with site de­mo­li­tion sched­uled for the fol­low­ing week.

Although the mar­kets were ex­pected to close this Sun­day, devel­oper Greg Pearce said he de­cided to ex­tend trad­ing by “pop­u­lar re­quest” from stall­hold­ers.

“Rather than keep it va­cant, why not keep the mar­kets go­ing as long as we pos­si­bly can,” the Wind­sor Knight di­rec­tor said.

“Even though it is ul­ti­mately des­tined to fin­ish, we have de­cided to keep the mar­ket open right up un­til the week­end be­fore de­mo­li­tion be­gins.

“This will give stall­hold­ers an ex­tra lease of life and more time for those who have not al­ready found new premises.”

The Metropoli­tan Re­de­vel­op­ment Com­mit­tee ap­proved a $96 mil­lion shop­ping precinct de­vel­op­ment in April.

The four-storey de­vel­op­ment is ex­pected to be com­pleted in spring 2017 and will in­clude a Coles, Tar­get, two lev­els of base­ment park­ing, re­tail and of­fice space.

Mr Pearce said the pro­ject was cur­rently in the de­sign de­vel­op­ment phase and that ev­ery­thing was go­ing ac­cord­ing to plan and sched­ule.

Golden Choice and Yen’s Fruit and Veg owner Kim Huong Nguyen said she hoped to open her new shop on July 3, next to the Pav­il­ion Mar­kets site at 369 Roberts Road.

TR & TR Fruit and Veg owner Diep Tran said her busi­ness would be re­lo­cat­ing to 55 Sal­vado Road at Home Expo in ei­ther Au­gust or Septem­ber, sub­ject to coun­cil ap­proval.

The Flower Mar­ket closed its Hood Street ware­house shop on April 1 and moved to Herds­man Fresh in Church­lands.

An artist’s im­pres­sion of the pro­posed new de­vel­op­ment on the mar­kets site.

Golden Choice will be open­ing at a new lo­ca­tion on July 3.

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